Our Summer Book List brings us Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan for August. I have been looking for the right time to bring in a male author for our group. The gender of our author of the month is usually the last thing I look at when choosing a title but someone once pointed out that all our books have been written by women. I've been quietly on the look out for just the right male author for our pick.
I saw that People Magazine described Crazy Rich Asians with: "There’s rich, there’s filthy rich, and then there’s crazy rich. . . . A Pride and Prejudice-like send-up.” and finally thought now would be a great time to let a man into the Peanut Blossom Book Club Fold.
Check out the full book description for Crazy Rich Asians:
"When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country’s most eligible bachelor.
On Nick’s arm, Rachel may as well have a target on her back the second she steps off the plane, and soon, her relaxed vacation turns into an obstacle course of old money, new money, nosy relatives, and scheming social climbers."
And then go grab a copy of Crazy Rich Asians here.
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